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July 22, 2004

Thomson is next vet med dean

John Thompson

Dr. John Thomson, veterinary medicine dean at Mississippi State University, Starkville, and former ISU faculty member, will become dean of ISU's Veterinary Medicine college Aug. 16.

No journal cuts on horizon

Library officials don't expect major journal cuts this year, despite lean budgets and a new challenge from publishers, who are bundling journals, like cable TV services.

Hues clues

Colored levels should help Memorial Union parkers find their cars.

Melsa commencement speaker

Former Engineering Dean James Melsa will speak at summer commencement.


Flower bed 'quilt'

Quilt designs are sprouting in Reiman Gardens this summer

Sandy Tremel helps Maverick move in

A student helps Maverick move to the former dairy farm site

Removing keepsakes from EO Building
Carole Gieseke

Parts of the old EO Building were saved (left) for use in a new Alumni Association building. Until then alumni staff, like Carole Gieseke (right), have moved to temporary housing.

Glatz interim dean

Charles Glatz, chemical engineering chair , will serve as interim Engineering dean until Mark Kushner takes over his new post on Jan. 1.

Todd Vagts (center)

Crops specialist is 'go-to' guy

For extension specialist Todd Vagts, the fun is in scientific investigation and being a friend.

Wanted: Movers
and shakers

Help new students get a good start by assisting with residence hall move-ins Aug. 17-19. Tasks include greeting, directing traffic and light-duty carrying. Volunteers can work one to four hours.

Support soars

Iowa State generated more than $274 million in grants, contracts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2004, a record high.


  • Time to reserve materials for fall
  • Payroll vouchers are online
  • Volunteers needed to supply fresh produce
  • Nature weekend for adults at Lakeside Lab
  • Training sessions for TAs, faculty, lecturers, clinicians
  • Appointment: Bruce Janke.

Research briefs

ISU researchers work on using NDE techniques to assess aging aircraft; and improve children's reading, writing and science skills.

Union Drive, Knoll Road project
nearly complete

The realignment of Union Drive and Knoll Road should be completed in mid August.

A slimmer mailbox

Junk mail in ISU mailboxes dropped by nearly a million pieces during the first week of a new anti-spam tactic.

Arts and Events

Grant Wood original for 'Main Street'

Top picks

There's still time to see Grant Wood originals selected for Sinclair Lewis' Main Street.



Judy Zunkel, Norman Cheville.


Karla Boetel, Jacob Petrich, Dave Fisher, Tom Bowers, Tom Brumm, Steve Mickelson, Roger Bentley Jr., Vicky Thorland-Oster, Mani Mina, GIS Support and Research Facility, Nancy Knight, Carolyn Ullestad and Rob Anex.